On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight........... A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Cliff Island Summer Camp Packing List

Cliff Island Summer Camp Packing List

Be sure to put your son’s NAME on everything - with 50-70 people on the island gear is constantly mixed up and misplaced.

What’s a typical “new purchase” for summer camp

-          Vest style Lifejacket, age and weight appropriate  



-          Cot – army style works well – should be sturdy enough to last the week.






-          Footlocker with LOCK - plastic works well. LABEL IT – they’re usually all the same color.





Sleeping bag – note, a sheet and pillow and light blanket can be handy also – you’re in the bag for a week, and if it’s hot you might want to sleep ON it not IN it.  A small rug or bath mat to wipe feet on before entering sleeping bag is also a nice addition.

Clothing

Temperatures can vary between 50 degrees and 90 degrees, with strong sun, hea, rain and wind always a possibility.

Boots for the hike and around the camp - there are loads of rocks and roots
Watershoes (Crocs work well) – closed toes – no flip flops or open sandals permitted.
Sneakers – lighter weight will dry better - skate shoes are sponges.

Lightweight clothes - they dry well, and allow layering
8 pairs socks  (tip - buy cheap, throw them out - they'll come home filthy)
8 pairs underwear  (tip - same as above)
2 or 3 pairs long pants (lighter weights dry better)
5 pairs of shorts
1 or 2 bathing suits
8 T-shirts
2 sweatshirts
A button down long sleeved shirt
A light jacket, waterproof and/or raingear
Pack clothing in plastic bags so it stays organized
Hat
Sunscreen, chapstick, etc
Wash kit – soap, facecloth, small towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo - if you want baby wipes for the outhouse
2 beach towels (one to use, one to hang)
A pair of sturdy work gloves

If your son hates spiders or bugs, a mosquito net is a good investment and ensures he'll sleep


Sturdy bowl, knife, fork, spoon, hot/cold cup – a mesh bag for storage works nicely – scouts are encouraged to eat from our standard trays which are cleaned and inspected at each meal
Canteen or water bottle

Small backpack or string bag to carry stuff in - ideally, one for notebooks and pencils, one for messkit
Other gear/suggestions


Scout Handbook, in a Ziploc bag
Notebook and pencils/pens
Pocketknife (please no axes or gigantic knives)

Sunglasses
Small amount of cash (20 dollars) – small bills – for incidentals on island
Cards, board games, etc
Flashlight, with extra batteries. Two flashlights are better as they are constantly misplaced.
Folding chair
Clothesline - at least 20 feet of light line
First aid kit
Fun stuff – fishing rod, snorkel, mask, goggles, board games, cards – stuff to use at the picnic tables
Laundry bag for dirty items
Ziploc bags and strong trash bags 
Spare eyeglasses
Contact phone numbers

All prescriptions and instructions should be communicated to Mr Chase

Camera, personal radio with headphones - note - please leave all electronics (video games, video players, and most importantly CELL PHONES) home. You're on the island to enjoy the beauty and fresh air and to participate with the troop in activities.

The troop provides canvas wall tents that sleep two scouts. We do not camp on platforms, and the tents do not have floors. Scouts are welcome to bring their own tents, the troop is not responsible for any damage however.




Monday, February 4, 2019

Troop 2 Update

Our theme of renewed focus on advancement and reinforcement of scouting basics continues this month and in march, and we’ll be working at the next two clubhouse meetings on requirements from Tenderfoot to First Class.

All scouts will participate and renew their knowledge of the basics of scouting.

We’ll continue this focus in March. Our senior scouts and Eagles will be working with Mr. Chase and Mr. Nardo through use of the EDGE method to demonstrate and enhance these necessary skills.

If your son is Scout/Tenderfoot/Second Class/First Class please get him to the meetings and events so he can advance. If he can’t make a meeting or event, please email us at troop2weymouth@gmail.com so we can keep track and follow up.
February is also the month when we observe Scout Sunday –Catholic observations were held at St Alberts Church on Sunday February 3rd, and will be held at The First Church Weymouth Heights on Sunday February 10th. As a reminder, the First Church has been a long and steadfast supporter of our Troop, and kindly offers us and the Pack use of their hall for Gym Nights and our Court of Honor. All scouts are strongly encouraged to attend in support of these institutions and to show reverence, an important part of the Scout Oath and Law.

We are also planning an indoor camping event where advancement skills will be included. If your son is working toward rank advancement, from Scout right through to Eagle, please get him to these events and to every scout meeting in February and March. Attendance is a critical factor in a scout’s achievement success.

Finally, as we’ve discussed at the Troop Committee Meetings, we have several events each month in conjunction with Troop 92 to direct our energies toward a successful joint summer camp at Cliff Island. These are shown on our calendar with the (T2/T92) indicator.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at troop2weymouth@gmail.com

Monday Feb 4 – Clubhouse - Working on rank advancement
Sunday Feb 10 – T2/Pack 2 Scout Sunday at First Church
Monday Feb 11 - Clubhouse - Working on rank advancement
Monday Feb 18 - Presidents Day/School Vacation – NO MEETING
Saturday Feb 23 -T92 CAMP IN with T2 at St Alberts – food, video games, advancement (T2/T92)
Monday Feb 25 Gym Night

Two key events in March are the Troop 92 meat Raffle at Cathay Center – Troop 92 has supported our two meat raffles, and we ask that you in return support theirs. We all have the same goal, to support the scouts.  We also have our Eagle Scout Court of Honor, where we expect to honor 11 Eagle scouts this year.

Monday Mar 4 - Clubhouse - Working on rank advancement
Saturday Mar 9 – T92 Meat Raffle, Cathay Center N Weymouth
Monday Mar 11 –Civil War Demonstration with Buzz Smith (T2/T92)
Saturday 3/16/19 – CAMP OUT LOCAL (T2/T92)
Monday Mar 18 – Clubhouse - Working on rank advancement
Sunday Mar 24 Troop 2 Eagle Scout Court of Honor
Monday Mar 25 Gym Night

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Weekly Update


Quick reminder – Pancake Breakfast and our Scout Sunday observation will be held at St Alberts this Sunday, Feb 3rd – all scouts are encouraged to attend in full uniform.

As we continue our theme of renewed focus on advancement and reinforcement of scouting basics we’ll be working at the next two clubhouse meetings on requirements from Tenderfoot to First Class. All scouts will renew their knowledge of the basics of scouting. We’ll continue this focus in March. Our senior scouts and Eagles will be working with Mr. Chase and Mr. Nardo through use of the EDGE method to demonstrate and enhance these necessary skills.

February is also the month when we observe Scout Sunday – this year the Catholic observations will be held at St Alberts Church, and at The First Church Weymouth Heights - all scouts are strongly encouraged to attend in support of these institutions and to show reverence, an important part of the Scout Oath and Law.

We are also planning an indoor camping event where advancement skills will be included. If your son is working toward rank advancement, from Scout right through to Eagle, please get him to these events and ot every scout meeting in February and March. Attendance is a critical factor in a scout’s achievement success.

Finally, as we’ve discussed at the Troop Committee Meetings, we have several events each month in conjunction with Troop 92 to direct our energies toward a successful joint summer camp at Cliff Island. These are shown on our calendar with the (T2/T92) indicator.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at troop2weymouth@gmail.com

Sunday Feb 3 – T92 Pancake breakfast – 8am St Albert’s Church (T2/T92)
Sunday Feb 3 – Scout Sunday - T92-T2 event 11AM at St Alberts (T2/T92)
Monday Feb 4 – Clubhouse - Working on rank advancement
Sunday Feb 10 – T2/Pack 2 Scout Sunday at First Church
Monday Feb 11 - Clubhouse - Working on rank advancement
Monday Feb 18 - Presidents Day/School Vacation – NO MEETING
Saturday Feb 23 -T92 CAMP IN with T2 at St Alberts – food, video games, advancement (T2/T92)
Monday Feb 25 Gym Night

Thursday, January 24, 2019

1/26 Campout Postponed

Due to the heavy rain and expected flooding Troop 2 won't be camping at Valley Pines on Saturday 1/26.

Friday, January 18, 2019

MLK Day Monday - Rock Climbing Reminder

On Monday our regularly scheduled meeting is cancelled, we will instead be meeting at 7 PM at CHALLENGE ROCKS, 3 Pond Park Road, Hingham for an evening of rock climbing, Parental permission slips are required and will be available at the site - please do not drop off your son without coming inside to sign one.

TROOP 2 WEEKLY REMINDER 1/18/19

Weekly Reminders
On Monday our regularly scheduled meeting is cancelled, we will instead be meeting at 7 PM at CHALLENGE ROCKS, 3 Pond Park Road, Hingham for an evening of rock climbing, Parental permission slips are required and will be available at the site - please do not drop off your son without coming inside to sign one.
Our plans for the remainder of the month are as follows 
Saturday Jan 26 –VP Campout (weather permitting) – (T2/T92)
Monday Jan 28 Gym Night/Committee Meeting
February includes two Scout Sunday events, two clubhouse meetings where we expect to be working on advancement and reinforcement of scout skills. We are attending Scout Sunday observations at St Alberts Church this year, and at The First Church Weymouth Heights - all scouts are strongly encouraged to attend in support of these institutions and to show reverence, an important part of the Scout Oath and Law.
We are also planning an indoor camping event where advancement skills will be included. If your son is working toward rank advancement, from Scout right through to Eagle, please get him to these events.
Finally, on Sunday 2/3 we encourage all scouts and their families to attend the pancake breakfast at St Alberts before the mass, to help support Troop 92.
Sunday Feb 3 – T92 Pancake breakfast – 8am St Albert’s Church (T2/T92)
Sunday Feb 3 – Scout Sunday - T92-T2 event 11AM at St Alberts (T2/T92)
Monday Feb 4 – Clubhouse - Working on rank advancement
Sunday Feb 10 – T2/Pack 2 Scout Sunday at First Church
Monday Feb 11 - Clubhouse - Working on rank advancement
Monday Feb 18 - Presidents Day/School Vacation – NO MEETING
Saturday Feb 23 -T92 CAMP IN with T2 at St Alberts – food, video games, advancement (T2/T92)
Monday Feb 25 Gym Night